Chicago's 2019 Columbus Day Parade honors U.S. Army Reserve general officer

By Master Sgt. Anthony L TaylorOctober 16, 2019

Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, left, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, and Capt. Michael J. Ariola, Public Affairs Officer, 85th USARSC, both of Italian American heritage, watch a portion of the 67th Annual Columbus Day Parade in the City of Chicago, October 14, 2019. Belanger was honored as the parade's Grand Marshall. The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans sponsored the parade that showcased nearly 110 marching units and floats from various community and ethnic organizations. "Food and Culture" was the theme of this year's parade. One of the newest attractions of this year's parade was the Bersaglieri marching band, a military marching band, which traveled from Sicily to participate in this year's parade.
(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor)
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, left, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command, and Capt. Michael J. Ariola, Public Affairs Officer, 85th USARSC, both of Italian American heritage, watch a portion of the 67th Annual Columbus Day Parade in the City of Chicago, October 14, 2019. Belanger was honored as the parade's Grand Marshall. The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans sponsored the parade that showcased nearly 110 marching units and floats from various community and ethnic organizations. "Food and Culture" was the theme of this year's parade. One of the newest attractions of this year's parade was the Bersaglieri marching band, a military marching band, which traveled from Sicily to participate in this year's parade. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Anthony L. Taylor) (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Anthony L Taylor) VIEW ORIGINAL